Clinical Pathology Laboratories Stand to Benefit as Patients Gain Control Over Their Healthcare Spending Through High-Deductible Health Plans

Smaller clinical laboratories and pathology groups should benefit from shift toward consumer-driven healthcare High-deductible health plans (HDHP) are increasing in popularity as more consumers opt for lower annual premium costs in exchange for larger out-of-pocket expenses. This shift in health insurance could result in direct benefits for smaller clinical laboratories and pathology groups as more patients have a choice in where they purchase medical laboratory testing services. From a policy...

Growth of Medicare and Private Payer ACOs Shows Acceptance of New Care Model

Pathologists and clinical laboratory administrators have an opportunity to add value to physicians who are transitioning to new ACO model It is good news for advocates of accountable care organizations (ACOs). Since the beginning of 2012, an ever-growing number of provider organizations have signed up to participate in Medicare ACO contracts. This steady increase in the number of hospitals and health systems participating in Medicare and private payer ACOs will have at one interesting...
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